Thank you to all who joined us this past May for NY Phil Bandwagon 2! These weekend-long festivals across New York City were a fun and vibrant way to deepen the New York Philharmonic’s connection with communities across our hometown.

With a mobile, state-of-the-art shipping container as a stage, the Philharmonic partnered with six New York organizations that inspire their communities through art. Altogether they presented more than 100 artists in free performances that spanned artistic disciplines from reggae, jazz, and opera to dance, poetry, theater, film, and visual art.

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo returned as Bandwagon’s Creator and Executive Producer. The Philharmonic’s six Bandwagon partners were: A Better Jamaica, Casita Maria Center for Arts & EducationEl Puente, Flushing Town Hall, Groundswell, and National Black Theatre.

See them all in video highlights here.

Past Performances

Weekend 1: Domino Park, Brooklyn, May 7–9
Weekend 2: Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan, May 14–16
Weekend 3: Father Gigante Plaza, Bronx, May 21–23
Weekend 4: St. Albans Park, Queens, May 28–30 (Cancelled due to inclement weather)


Corporate support for NY Phil Bandwagon 2 is provided by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Generous support for NY Phil Bandwagon 2 is provided by The Buck Family Foundation, Andrew Martin-Weber, and the Howard and Sarah D. Solomon Foundation, with additional support from Jennifer and Bud Gruenberg, Mark Grace and Steve Jensen, and Carol and Chuck Schaefer. NY Phil Bandwagon 2 is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Major support for the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program is provided by Susan and Elihu Rose.

Birds in the Moon is commissioned by Linda and Stuart* Nelson.

Birds in the Moon is a project of the Producer Hub Fiscal Sponsorship Programs.

Birds in the Moon and The Container Stage have been built with the support of Meyer Sound Laboratories and DPA Microphones.

The Container Stage has been built with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To become a Sponsor, please contact:

Maricha Miles
Director of Institutional & Corporate Giving

Anna Scully
Major Gifts Officer

* Deceased